2018 Business Woman of the Year

by Sukki Jahnke

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce recognized three finalists and announced the winner of the 23rd annual Business Woman of the Year award at the recent 2018 Leadership Conference & Expo.  The award recognizes an individual’s excellence in their chosen field and demonstrated leadership within the community. The award honors those who serve as a positive… [More]

New Faces at Tempe Chamber of Commerce

by Sukki Jahnke

Ariyanna Norman Hired as Marketing and Event Coordinator The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has hired Ariyanna Norman, an Arizona State graduate and event enthusiast, to serve as the Marketing and Event Coordinator. Norman will use online platforms and graphic design to promote the organization’s initiatives and assist with the creation and execution of events. Norman… [More]

2018 Business Excellence Award Finalists Announced 

by Sukki Jahnke

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce is excited to reveal the finalists for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards! The awards honor one small business and one large business that serves as a positive role model to others and is active in the Tempe community. Each finalist has a strong business mission and an impressive history of… [More]

Tempe Chamber Members Support Sustainable Business 

by Sukki Jahnke

The Pledge was developed to help businesses learn how to reduce waste, energy and water usage and to develop sustainable purchasing programs. With the launch of this program over a year ago, the goal of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce is to help make businesses and the communities in which they operate more resilient and… [More]

New Brand for Tempe Chamber of Commerce

by Sukki Jahnke

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of their refreshed logo and updated mission statement as part of the evolution of the organization’s new brand. The Chamber has grown and evolved over the years, and most recently launched a new website and member management technology. Keeping in line with the forward… [More]

State Sen. Bowie Visits Tempe Chamber Businesses

by Christopher Samuels

In an afternoon tour of Tempe Chamber of Commerce businesses last week, state Sen. Sean Bowie (D-18) pledged support for businesses in his district and proposed new legislation that could create a larger pipeline of skilled workers. The senator stopped by four south Tempe businesses, with employee numbers ranging from 14 to 6,400. The businesses… [More]

Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee Gives Annual Donation to Toys for Tots

by Christopher Samuels

As part of their holiday luncheon, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee gave a large donation of toys and cash to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. The committee has partnered with the foundation for several years’ running. As in previous years, the Tempe South Rotary Club partnered with the… [More]

Karen Meyer Hired as Tempe Chamber Business Development Director

by Christopher Samuels

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has hired Karen Meyer, a Tempe native and former business owner, to serve as the Business Development Director. Meyer will lead the Chamber’s effort to recruit new businesses into the organization and enhance our ability to serve the Tempe business community. A major focus area of Meyer’s will be to ensure… [More]

Tempe Chamber Honors Servicemembers at Goldwater Air Base

by Christopher Samuels

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce and its Military Affairs Committee honored an officer and an enlisted Guardsman in the 161st Air Refueling Wing during a ceremony at Goldwater Air National Guard Base in Phoenix Wednesday, Oct. 11. Referred to as the Plough/Truman Award, the award was established to honor Maj. Truman Young, a pilot, and… [More]

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Supports School District Overrides, Bond in November Elections

by Christopher Samuels

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted August 22 to support the bonds and overrides proposed by the Kyrene Elementary School District and the Tempe Union High School District. The bond and override questions will be on the November ballot for Tempe voters to consider. The Tempe Chamber believes the money is needed… [More]